In Memoriam: Nancy Boyd Webb

Nancy Boyd Webb

Guilford mourns the loss of Nancy Boyd Webb, with whom we enjoyed a long and productive working relationship. A leading authority on play therapy with children who have experienced loss and traumatic bereavement, Dr. Webb passed away on February 5, 2023.

Dr. Webb taught clinical practice at Fordham University for 30 years, retiring as University Distinguished Professor Emerita of Social Work in 2008. She formerly held the endowed James R. Dumpson Chair in Child Welfare Studies and was founder of Fordham's Post-Master's Certificate Program in Child and Adolescent Therapy. Dr. Webb published numerous books, including multiple editions of Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents in Crisis and Social Work Practice with Children, and served as editor of Guilford's Clinical Practice with Children, Adolescents, and Families Series. She was a supervisor, consultant, and trainer who presented frequently at conferences in the United States and internationally.

Dr. Webb was the recipient of honors including the Day-Garrett Award from the Smith College School for Social Work, the Clinical Practice Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and the designation of Distinguished Scholar by the National Academies of Practice in Social Work. Throughout her career, she was committed to preparing social work students to help children and families in need.